Toke of the Town http://www.tokeofthetown.com Marijuana and Cannibis News Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:30:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.tokeofthetown.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/cropped-200px-TOKE-32x32.png Toke of the Town http://www.tokeofthetown.com 32 32 Republican Stalwart Sen. Lindsey Graham Warms to Weed http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2016/09/republican-stalwart-sen-lindsey-graham-warms-weed.php/ Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:30:23 +0000 http://www.tokeofthetown.com/?p=49429 He held a hearing on how its classified by the Federal Government. Here’s your daily round-up of pot-news, excerpted from the newsletter WeedWeek. Download WeedWeek’s free 2016 election guide here. South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham is the latest high-profile Republication to show hints of evolving on cannabis policy. He’s a cosponsor of the CARERS Act [...]

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Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley Opens Stony Hill Dispensary in Denver http://www.westword.com/music/damian-jr-gong-marley-opens-stony-hill-dispensary-in-denver-8332498 Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:00:49 +0000 http://www.tokeofthetown.com/?p=49420 Grammy-winning artist Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley has partnered up with TruCannabis to open a new dispensary in Denver on September 22. “Damian Marley’s Stony Hill – by TruCannabis” is located at 1630 Federal Boulevard, adjacent to Mile High Stadium, and will replace TruCannabis’s flagship location.

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Why Colorado Tokers Love Kandy Kush http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2016/09/colorado-tokers-love-kandy-kush.php/ Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:00:58 +0000 http://www.tokeofthetown.com/?p=49382 I like to consider myself a manly man in most regards — I drink my coffee black, like my beers strong and consider V-necks a stain upon society. But when it comes to marijuana, I’m pretty much a yoga-pants-wearing wimp holding a pumpkin-spice latte: I like my strains sweet, sugary and rich. Seeing a jar labeled [...]

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Don’t Legalize Marijuana — Decriminalize It, Colorado Springs Mayor Tells Arizona http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/dont-legalize-marijuana-decriminalize-it-colorado-springs-mayor-tells-arizona-8664462 Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:00:57 +0000 http://www.tokeofthetown.com/?p=49412 Ray Stern | Toke of the Town Mayor John Suthers of Colorado Springs, Colorado, is an outspoken opponent of marijuana legalization — but even he doesn’t support Arizona’s felony-possession law. Suthers — also a former Colorado Attorney General — came to Arizona this week to denounce Prop 205 on behalf of the opposition group Arizonans [...]

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Boston-Area Evidence Tampering Scandal Could Endanger Drug Prosecutions http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2016/09/boston-area-evidence-tampering-scandal-endanger-drug-prosecutions.php/ Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:30:38 +0000 http://www.tokeofthetown.com/?p=49357 Hundreds of cases may not go forward. Here’s your daily round-up of pot-news, excerpted from the newsletter WeedWeek. Download WeedWeek’s free 2016 election guide here. An emerging evidence-tampering scandal in Boston-suburb Braintree has jeopardized hundreds of drug prosecutions. Former inmates explain drug dealing in prison to The Daily Beast. Some states are reducing the size [...]

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Arizona Governor Doug Ducey Battles AZ Pot Legalization With Behind-the-Scenes Fundraising http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/arizona-governor-doug-ducey-battles-az-pot-legalization-with-behind-the-scenes-fundraising-8661072 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 18:00:49 +0000 http://www.tokeofthetown.com/?p=49408 Governor Doug Ducey’s work to defeat marijuana legalization in Arizona has included a lot of behind-the-scenes fundraising, including a pricey propaganda talk this week at a posh hotel. Ducey’s the headlining special guest for the “roundtable discussion” and reception that begins at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Sanctuary on Camelback, 5700 East McDonald Drive, [...]

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What Does the $66 Billion Bayer/Monsanto Merger Mean for Pot? http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2016/09/66-billion-bayermonsanto-merger-mean-pot.php/ Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:30:12 +0000 http://www.tokeofthetown.com/?p=49353 The new company will be a major player in seeds and pharmaceuticals, two cannabis sweet spots. Here’s your daily round-up of pot-news, excerpted from the newsletter WeedWeek. Download WeedWeek’s free 2016 election guide here. In one of the largest mergers ever, the German chemical and pharamaceutical giant Bayer will buy seed company Monsanto for $66 billion. [...]

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Just 12 Percent of Visitors Use Marijuana, Says Colorado Tourism Panel http://www.westword.com/news/just-12-percent-of-visitors-use-marijuana-says-colorado-tourism-panel-8318104 Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:00:57 +0000 http://www.tokeofthetown.com/?p=49377 Yes, tourists are coming to Colorado for the weed — but just not as many as you might think. In fact, according to a state-subsidized survey, only 12 percent of visitors to this state visit a dispensary. Although tourism boosters shied away from discussing marijuana right after recreational use was legalized, pot was the focus of [...]

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Major Report from U.K. Lawmakers Calls Marijuana Prohibition “Irrational” http://www.tokeofthetown.com/2016/09/major-report-u-k-lawmakers-calls-marijuana-prohibition-irrational.php/ Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:30:51 +0000 http://www.tokeofthetown.com/?p=49348 It received the British equivalent of bipartisan support.  Here’s your daily round-up of pot-news, excerpted from the newsletter WeedWeek. Download WeedWeek’s free 2016 election guide here. In the U.K., a group representing MPs and Peers from concluded that banning MED is “ irrational.” It is being touted as a major step towards legalization. Cannabis is an [...]

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Ganjapreneurs Share Their Successes, Stories at Denver Startup Week http://www.westword.com/news/ganjapreneurs-share-their-successes-stories-at-denver-startup-week-8309375 Tue, 20 Sep 2016 11:00:04 +0000 http://www.tokeofthetown.com/?p=49374 Denver Startup Week began in September 2012 as a chance for entrepreneurs to meet and trade ideas. Over the past five years, it’s evolved into an expansive event where anyone hoping to start a business can choose from hundreds of panel presentations featuring people who’ve been there, done that. And this year, ganjapreneurs are among the industry [...]

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